A team of professors at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, has found herbal cure for COVID-19.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that this development is coming a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the importation of Madagascar herbal drug, COVID Organics, for the prevention and cure of the virus.
Speaking with Daily Trust on Wednesday, one of the leading researchers, Prof. Haruna Kaita, said the cure was developed from local plants.
According to him, the herbs used would also be made public “for the sake of transparency.”
“We are not businessmen; therefore, we would not hide anything to the public. “We will disclose all the plants we used in developing the medication.
“We will do this for scientists across the world to scrutinise our remedy and come up with any challenge; particularly regarding the safety of the medication.
“What I mean is that, everything we used will be made public for scientific scrutiny,” Mr Kaita revealed.
Recall that in April, another Professor, Ayodele Adeleye, who is a former lecturer in microbiology and principal staff at the ABU, had claimed to have discovered a cure for the virus.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the medical researcher said he was so sure of his discovery that if adopted the pandemic would be a thing of the past.
“If the government brings in five people with Covid-19, I will treat them for free right in front of your cameras. It will take between three and five days to cure a Covid-19 patient completely.
“About five people including my former students who knew me with research, have been calling and asking if I have something to cure Covid-19.
“One of the patients was having breathing problems and he took the treatment. Within 10 minutes he was already getting better.
“We told him to keep coming every five days until he was okay. We told him to go for tests and he was okay.
“In fact, he suggested we hold a press briefing and that is why we are here. He would have been here, but he is shy,” said Mr Adeleye.